AgTech

A Durable 2X2 Electric Utility Vehicle From UBCO

A few years ago we did a piece on electric motorcycles which proved to be quite popular with our readers. In that article, we looked at the Harley Davidson electric bike (now available for $30,000), the world’s fastest motorcycle which happens to be electric (built to order according to your specs and starting at $38,888), and some […]

Techion’s Microscope in The Cloud for Parasites

Parasites are unique in that they infect a living organism in order to get a free ride through life at the expense of the host. Like today’s modern-day millennial, parasites are careful not to disrupt the equilibrium too much so that they’re not kicked out and forced to fend for themselves. Since parasites consume nutrients […]

Robotic Inspection for Non-Magnetic Surfaces

Any truly disruptive technology will always have some controversy surrounding it that provokes people’s emotions. Gene editing at the germline, DNA testing for IQ, and brain to computer interfaces, are all heavily debated topics by people with various motivations. For artificial intelligence, the controversial topic du jour is to yell “bias” whenever the algorithm provides a […]

How New Zealand’s Dairy Industry Innovates

The more you explore technology around the globe, the more you realize how much innovation is happening outside the Silicon Valley Vatican. Earlier this year, we wrote a piece on dairy technology in which we highlighted some startups that were considered to be “leading edge” by venture capital firms who invested in them. Shortly after […]

Halter Uses AI to Guide and Monitor Herds of Cows

Cattle rustling is back, says an article by National Geographic, and it’s become a lucrative side hustle for meth heads in the State of Oklahoma. Desperate junkies have figured out that loading up a few cows in the middle of the night and selling them hours later for thousands of dollars at an auction is a lot […]

Increasing Longevity by Decreasing Oxidization

Somewhere in a coffee shop in America, some green-haired millennial is typing away feverishly on their brand new Macbook Air, broadcasting to their Twitter followers about how evil capitalism is. As they pour a dab of pasture-grazed New Zealand cow’s milk into their freshly roasted cup of Guatemalan organic free-trade coffee, they lament their woes […]

Quantec’s Immune Defense Proteins Do a Body Good

Drive around New Zealand for a while and you’ll start to notice a few things that stand out. Firstly, people are really nice. In fact, they’re so nice that they won’t let you know that you’re pronouncing just about every town and street name incorrectly. Secondly, there’s lots of grass everywhere which people often like to […]

14 Agricultural Robots Making Farming Easier

It’s a real shame that many media outlets are now removing the ability for their readers to comment. It’s often in the comments where you’ll find some of the more interesting stuff. Our recent article on How Fruit Packing Warehouses Use Technology surfaced a comment from a Canadian cherry grower who had the following to say about […]

The Economics of Container Farming in Nauru

People from countries we refer to as frontier markets must roll their eyes when some people in America talk about how “oppressed” they are. The same people complaining about how bad it is in the States probably think Africa is a country when in fact it’s 54 countries. A lot of Africans actually are oppressed because about half of […]

How Fruit Packing Warehouses Use Technology

Walk into any grocery store in America and you’ll find a variety of fresh apples for consumption. It’s remarkable to think how developed markets have managed to secure the availability of apples year-round. That miracle is made possible through lots of behind-the-scenes work that takes place at packing houses to ensure only the best fruit […]